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    Policy, Awareness, Sustainability and Systems (PASS) -- Next Generation Research Challenges for Computational IS Research

    Carlson School of Management, the University of Minnesota

    During past decade IS/IT research has moved beyond its earlier primary
    concern regarding the */centrality/*of IS/IT construct to include the
    */vitality/*of IS/IT constructs for a vast array of problem domains. MIS
    researchers led the business research in the use of computer networks of
    business processes whether it was the use of novel mercantile mechanisms
    or the host of behavioral issues associated with anonymized behavior to
    nature of virtual office.Information technology fundamentally changed
    the problem characteristics, application environment and domain,
    incentives of participants, and above all technology provides new ways
    to measure and manipulate participants’ incentive. One of the roles of
    IS research is to*/pose new questions about old beliefs/*due to
    technological advances in IS/IT. We do that because MIS researchers are
    the first one to embrace technology as vital component in interaction
    with our surrounding environment.

    The workshop on Policy, Awareness, Sustainability and Systems (PASS) is
    an initiative of Workshop for Information Technology and Systems to
    encourage forward looking research in terms of problem domains,
    technological and methodological scope and its potential
    impact.Information is key to organizing a sustainable environment for
    the planet whether it is in terms of creating and managing food supply,
    energy, water or embedded devices that will provide new perceptory
    abilities to humans in the form of augmented reality and interactive
    decision environments.Building, testing, managing and controlling these
    new generation of technology would require an understanding that current
    data and approaches may not adequately be able to deal with.Yet
    appropriate guidelines and policies must be developed to avoid
    exploitation of new technology for potentially destructive purposes. The
    purpose of the PASS workshop is to invite researchers and scholars to
    discuss their forward looking research related to Information Systems
    and Technology and provide a forum for substantive discussion around a
    broad set of forward looking topics, not limited to the issues discussed
    above.Consistent with WITS theme, the methodological focus we encourage
    is that of computational, simulation and algorithmic strain.

    While a broad set of questions at different level of granularity are of
    interest, the following questions provide broad strokes of kinds of
    areas that may be of interest.

    ·Given the triple-bottom-line concept of sustainability that requires
    long-term simultaneous optimization of economical, ecological and social
    objectives, what are the implications on the traditional resource-based
    view? How could we model/analyze these seemingly unrelated objectives in
    a collective manner?

    ·What are the policy implications of the scenario wherein the cost of
    information is decreasing, but environmental resources (and resources
    derived from environmental resources) are becoming increasingly constrained?

    ·Traditional IT has focused on indicators based on built capital, for
    example, physical capacity, financial resources, human resources,
    etc.What are the methodological implications of relying on indicators –
    for example, those related to well-being and natural capital – do they
    provide a reflection of the reality?

    ·How do we design and develop systems that capture information that is
    attached to anything that is exchanged?

    The workshop will take place on Saturday September 24,^, 2016 at Carlson
    School of Management, the University of Minnesota.The participants will
    be provided accommodations for one night (Friday).There is no
    registration fee, however, the space is limited and will be provided on
    first come first serve basis.Interested presenters should send an
    abstract (One page) to Alok Gupta ( <>)
    by September 2, 2016.

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